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Saturday, August 13, 2022

Lemn Sissay OBE – My Name is Why

Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join Lemn Sissay OBE, one of the nation’s best-loved poets, playwright and BAFTA-nominated broadcaster to discuss his number 1 best-selling memoir, My Name Is Why

£6 full price and £4 concession


Join Lemn Sissay OBE, one of the nation’s best-loved poets, to discuss his No1 best-selling memoir My Name Is Why. Now an award-winning PEN Pinter Prize playwright, performer and BAFTA-nominated broadcaster, Lemn reflects on a childhood spent within the institutional care system where bureaucracy and neglect often superseded love.

Having found a powerful creative release in words, Lemn will talk about race, family and the meaning of home.

There will be a book signing after this event

In partnership with Who Cares? Scotland.


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  • are accessible by lift or level access, and venues are accessible to wheelchair users
  • welcome guide dogs or other assistance dogs

Some venues are fitted with induction loop facilities.

Please contact us in advance if you have any access requirements.  

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